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Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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  • A hop-on, hop-off tour of downtown Chicago makes sightseeing easy 
  • Hop off and get back on as many times as you wish
  • Live onboard commentary provides important historical context 
Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Known as a world-famous hub for architecture, art, and politics, the lakeside city of Chicago has a wealth of must-see sights. Know exactly where to go in the Windy City on this hop-on, hop-off bus tour, complete with 14 stops covering everything from the famous Thorne Miniature Rooms in the Art Institute to the steel bean in Millennium Park. Plus, this custom tour means you can take charge of your own sightseeing itinerary.
What to Expect

Hop on the double-decker bus at any of the 14 designated stops to begin your tour. Pop on the earphones provided to listen to live commentary on the history of the Windy City, from its iconic architecture to the life and times of famous Chicago residents like Al Capone.

The full circuit takes 2 hours, but you can hop on and off at any stop you choose. You’ll have your pick of sights such as Willis Tower, with panoramic views of four different states, the Field Museum, home of world-class history exhibits, or Navy Pier, where you can grab some cotton candy and take a ride on a classic Ferris wheel. And make sure to enjoy the bus ride. You’ll cross the Chicago River and get a front-row view of the Magnificent Mile, with its historic waterfront and luxury retail stores.

Don’t forget to save time for the Impressionist masterworks at the Art Institute of Chicago. An insider's tip: duck into the lower-level to see the astonishing detail in the Thorne Miniature Rooms. 

Night tour include 75 minutes of Chicago's dazzling skyscrapers lit up for the night.  Note, this is not hop-on, hop-off. 

Reviews (366)
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Reviewed yesterday
Par for the Course

We've done quite a few HOHO tours and this was par for the course. Great for orienting to Chicago, and stopped at all the important landmarks and attractions. Frequent rotations.

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Just Great!

This tour made my life even more simpler for a tourist. I would highly suggest this for all tourist to make use of this attraction with a reasonable price. Tour Guide Bongi was simply AMAZING. Not only her but the rest were good too. The...More

Thank Harvi5575
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Loved it!

We rode the big bus all day. It was so much fun and we learned so much about the city of chicago. We had such a great tour her name was Bongi. She was so funny and knowledgeable about the city! The bus was very...More

Thank Rubi R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great way to see the city

We hopped on using our City Go Pass. It was a great way to see the city and learn some fun facts about Chicago. We spent the longest part of our loop with Bongi. She was funny and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the freebies and...More

Thank DanielleL1203
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Funny commentator

I hopped on the bus because it was raining, very windy and cold! However it was a pleasant ride, as I had an informative guide who injected humour into the tour! They also kindly stopped at a spot near the Adler planetarium for some picture...More

Thank saw gaik t
GamaT14, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

saw gaik t Thank you for your review! The cold and rainy days are the worst for adventures, but the best for memories (if you sit on the top level.) We're glad that you were able to get a good picture of the Chicago Skyline!...More

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Response from 399frederickh | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the exact locations, but Big Bus Chicago has a web site under big bus tours that can give you all the info.
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Response from AllisonL68 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy them on the day. There are lots of vendors in the street.
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